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Kennels and Catteries. Some take in strays so if you are looking for a rescue animal give them a call.

Wayside Kennels & Cattery

Chapel Rd, Meppershall, Shefford SG17 5NQ, UK – 01462 813261

Our Angel just had a weeks holiday with Glyn and staff. It was our 1st time leaving her in kennels and could not recommend them highly enough! She was so happy and we could tell she loved her stay. Thanks again to all of you at Wayside and we will see you next year

Our dogs are very happy to stay at Wayside and are extremely well looked after. Highly recommended.

Tynehill Boarding Kennels

Shillington Rd, Lower Stondon, Henlow SG16 6JX, UK – 01462 850606

Lovely people, brilliant service

Etonbury Cattery and Bunnery

Etonbury Farmhouse, Arlesey SG15 6XB, UK – 07523 053555

Excellent cattery, our cat has been several times and always well looked after. Very caring owners, lovely clean and welcoming cattery

My two cats have just enjoyed a stay with their Auntie Katrina and Uncle Tony. I was quite worried about one in particular, as when she has previously stayed at another cattery, she had a tendency to go on hunger strike and would return home very distressed for several days afterwards. This was very worrying. However, Auntie Katrina and Uncle Tony obviously took the time to settle her in well as she did not go on hunger strike, and was only very mildly distressed when she returned home. The cattery itself is very nice and clean. The units have plenty of space which are practical for humans in that we can walk into them, so they are not like 'cages' on top of each other. The units are great for cats with multi-levels for them to enjoy, and they can see outside too. Beds and scratching posts are provided and not all catteries provide these things, ramps are also available for cats that are less mobile and have difficulty jumping up/down from the shelf. My cats have very specific needs and medication requirements, so this makes me a very worried pet owner and quite nervous about leaving my cats in someone else's care. However, Katrina and Tony are very understanding and do actually take the time to make sure that they understand the specific needs of each cat. There was nothing that I requested that they did not agree to or could not manage. Katrina and Tony also took the time to keep in regular contact by email and sent me photo's of both cats, this was nice and reassured me that everything was okay. I highly recommend Etonbury Cattery, and the service and facilities are far superior to what we have experienced at any other cattery. The prices are very reasonable too.

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Berry House Vets - Shefford

23 Clifton Rd, Shefford SG17 5AE, UK – 01462 812746

When we moved into the Shefford area 9 years ago a neighbour recommended a vets in another village. Our dog was very poorly but the vets we went to kept us waiting over 2 hours later than our appointment and then said they couldn’t do any blood tests that day. The whole experience was traumatic. THEN WE. DISCOVERED BERRY HOUSE VETS IN SHEFFORD AND WE WOULDN’T GO ANYWHERE ELSE, The staff have always been fantastic. In the 9 years we have sadly had to put our dog and two rabbits to sleep and the care and support we have received has been exceptional. We now have two cats and a dog, our oldest cat is now poorly with a life long condition and yet again the vets have been just fantastic. My dog loves the vets so much that if we walk past the building and the light is on, she won’t budge until I take her in and she usually ends up getting a treat and a drink! If you are looking for kind and caring vets who don’t charge ridiculous prices then Berry House is for you. In Shefford, ask to see Michelle or Laura who both go above and beyond on every visit we have made.

Lovely staff who look after your pet really well

Henlow Veterinary Centre

22 Bedford Rd, Lower Stondon, Henlow SG16 6EA, UK – 01462 416416

I take my Weimaraner Maximus here. The staff are fantastic and very attentive. Thoroughly recommend

Relatively new vetinary practice but don't let that put you off. All of the staff are incredibly friendly, knowlegable and helpful. New, clean facility with aircon, restroom and baby change. Car park is not huge but has always been parking available when I've visited. Highly recommended.

The Pet Care Nurse

4 The Sidings, Henlow SG16 6FJ, UK – 07764 759607

Links to wide range of animal charities.
Advice on animal care, how to donate, etc. The Blue Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of sick and unwanted pets; they take in animals of all shapes and sizes, from hamsters to horses, and find them loving new homes and make sure thousands more get the veterinary treatment they need when their owners cannot afford to pay.

UK charity helping to prevent cruelty to animals associated with sports such as fox hunting, game bird shooting and wildlife crime
Get advice from Vets on the Net. Ask veterinary questions and access pet first aid advice
Pet Care Advice plus news, campaigns, how to donate, etc.
Guide to badgers in the UK. Includes educational resources and offers books, videos and other merchandise.
Charity dedicated to raising funds for the conservation of native animals and their habitats in the UK. Their work is varied and extensive ranging from direct support for conservationists to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and habitats.
Offers photos, facts, and a newsletter for people interested in the nature and countryside of Britain.
International chapter of the OFI working to increase awareness and understanding of conservation issues facing the endangered orangutan.
Marine conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.
WWF works to ensure a healthy future for people, species and their habitats, addressing global threats like climate change and environmental degradation.
Offers links to rescue orgnanisations, information about the breed, how to look after an adopted dog, and more.
Database for lost, stolen, and found animals.
Promotes the keeping, breeding, care, study, and conservation of this highly coloured and endangered species. Meetings are held in many UK locations.
Pet Care Advice
UK Hamster Society. Includes information on shows, monthly journal, events, and more.
Government site explaining what you have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into (or back into) the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme (or PETS for short) without putting it into quarantine. It also explains the requirements for bringing many other types of pet animals into the UK. This site also tells you about quarantine in the UK for animals that don't qualify for PETS.
Offers advice on medical problems for dog and cat owners in the UK.
This has got much more humane. The Pet Travel Scheme allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine, as long as they meet certain conditions. The Scheme also means that people in the UK can, having taken their pets to these countries, bring them back without the need for quarantine